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Ritual Community Music: YL Hooi, Bhairavi Raman with Nanthesh Sivarajah

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Vocalism, drum and tactile synthesis. Three concerts in the Oratory featuring YL HooiBhairavi Raman with Nanthesh SivarajahLyra Pramuk (US/DE), Fabulous DiamondsAdam Golebiewski (PL), Eva Birch with J, and Alexandra Spence. Sunday evenings through Winter at Abbotsford Convent from Liquid Architecture.

Lyra Pramuk, Fabulous Diamonds
Sun, 17. Jul

Adam Golebiewski, Eva Birch with J, Alexandra Spence
Sun, 24. Jul

YL Hooi, Bhairavi Raman
Sun, 07. Aug

YL Hooi is the project of Valya Ying-Li Hooi, inhabiting a subtle and mysterious realm of furtive, dubbed-out song, sparse electronic percussion, and distant winds. Hooi’s work is produced in close collaboration with Tarquin Manek, in the live setting, the pair use voice, trumpet, bass clarinet, guitar, bass, drum machines and synths, and are keenly aware of improvisational possibilities and the vicissitudes of audience, venue, and acoustic space. Hooi’s protean music is haunted and seductive, her voice trailing off into an echoed infinity anchored to body-shaking foundations.

Together, Bhairavi Raman and Nanthesh Sivarajah, perform violin, percussion and improvised experiments voicing bicultural identity through Carnatic and Western Classical forms. With formidable traditional knowledge and technical mastery across violin, Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam, Morsing, and drum kit, the pair merge concepts and techniques across performances in Australia and internationally, including some of South India’s oldest and most distinguished music venues such as the Madras Music Academy.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Owners and sovereign custodians of the Country on which we practice. We extend our respects to their Elders past and present, and to all First Peoples.

This concert is presented as part of Liquid Architecture's Ritual Community Music concert series, in partnership with Abbotsford Convent. We thank the Victorian Government and City of Yarra for support through the On the Road Program.

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